After the last few years of planning we've finally gotten to the point of applying for a building permit. When I got to the building department tonight I learned that the town has adopted the "stretch code" which is apparently a much more stringent building code that, as far as I can tell, requires a minimum of an R-38 wall insulation. I'm not sure if this is confined to Massachusetts or if it has spread nationally but it appears to me as if the log home industry has a lot to lose from this. My question is does anyone know enough about this to shine some light on my situation? I'm acting as my own G.C. and I don't necessarily want to settle for a third party's word as gospel as it doesn't seem like anyone I talk to has a grasp on it. I thought that because I had a deposit on the kit before 2012 I might be ok but I'm really just grasping at straws. Thanks in advance for any help on the matter.